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Volunteer Opportunities

FISH Food Bank is a volunteer-based program, with about 550 different volunteers helping each year at the three different FISH Food Bank Sites.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete a FISH Food Bank Volunteer Registration form. Forms are returned to the FISH Volunteer Coordinator and an appropriate job is then identified for the potential volunteer.

Please fill out the form and send it to or drop it off at the Hood River FISH Food Bank, 1130 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR 97031. 

For additional information about potential jobs, contact the FISH Volunteer Coordinator at 541-386-3474 or fish_vc@gorge.net

Hood River: Warehouse & Store Support & Organization

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 8:30am - 10:30am or until done 

Job Description: Work as a team to restock the shelves in the shopping area, sort fruit and vegetables, sort donations, organize food in warehouse area, stock warehouse shelves, break down cardboard, and help with odd jobs to keep food moving through the warehouse. 
Requirements: able to lift about 20lbs and to stand and walk on cement floors.

Hood River: Homebound Delivery Boxes

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Homebound Delivery Boxes - Kim Spotts spottskim@gmail.com

This group organizes food at the Hood River site and delivers food to people who cannot leave their homes. Boxes packed on fourth Monday of the month and delivered the following day.

Hood River: Food Distribution / Client Assistance

Days / Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00pm - 5:30pm,

Job Description: Some church groups and community organizations need additional volunteer help in the distribution of food to clients. Work as a "personal shopper" as the clients pick their food, help pack bags, remind clients of the amounts of food and help take food to cars. Duty Roster can be found here
Requirements: Enjoy working with people.

Hood River: Daily Food Pick-Up Crew Alternate

Daily Food Pick-Up Crew Alternate: 
Days: Mostly Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Time: Mostly between 8am - 9:30am 

Job Description: Food items donated by grocery stores and other food outlets are picked up by volunteers, some are on regular schedules like Safeway, Rosauers, and Pine Street Bakery, but others are on an on-call basis. 
Requirements: Must have a current drivers license and a car/pickup truck that food would fit into. Also, able to lift about 20-30lbs.

Cascade Locks: Home Delivery Boxes

Days:  The same Wednesday as monthly food distribution in CL
Time: Late Morning

Job Description: In Cascade Locks, FISH food boxes are delivered to individuals who are not able to drive to the food bank, or not able to select their food. Once a month boxes are delivered to the homes of these individuals. 
Requirements: Able to lift 20-30lbs and have a car/pick-up truck that can be used for the deliveries.

Cascade Locks: Truck/Crew Setup

3rd Wednesday of each month

Job Description: Once a month the food from the Oregon Food Bank is delivered. Help is needed to unload the food from the truck then help put the food on the shelves 
Requirements: Able to lift about 30lbs.

Cascade Locks:  Food Distribution

Days: 4th Wednesday of each month 
Time: 2pm to 6pm and the Saturday following the 4th Wednesday 11am to noon.

Help fill boxes with food the clients have requested, monitor food line where clients select food, make sure the food supply is full, and help clients take food to their cars. 
Requirements: Enjoy working with people, able to life 10-20lbs, and stand.

Parkdale: Food Transportation

Days: Monday morning
Time: The food is available to be transported to Parkdale on  Monday morning.  

Job Description: Food to be distributed at the Parkdale site. It needs to be picked up at the Hood River site and transported to the Parkdale site. Food is then unloaded at the Parkdale site and placed on the shelves or in the refrigerator / freezer.  
Requirements: A current drivers license, a vehicle large enough to transport a fair amount of food. Able to lift at least 30lbs.

Parkdale: Food Distribution

Day: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday each month
Time: 4pm - 6pm

Job Description: Some church groups and community organizations need additional volunteer help in the distribution of food to clients. Work as a "personal shopper" as the clients pick their food, help pack bags, remind clients of the amounts of food and help take food to cars. 
Requirements: Enjoy working with people. Speaking Spanish would be a benefit, but is not required.

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